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Mar 21, 2014 09:19 AM

5 reasons your partner doesn't go to the farmers market with you..

from TheKitchn - several of these ring very very very true for me! I can count on one hand the number of times my spouse has been to the FM with me. In 20 some years.

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  1. I like farmer's markets, but I rarely go because I like sleeping in on Saturday mornings.

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    1. re: FoodPopulist

      Hear hear.

      Are there Farmers Markets for the non-9-5 set?

      Because we like our local FM...but wish it was open 10-2...or 3.

      When it comes to "shopping" or "sleeping" , sleeping wins.

      1. re: pedalfaster

        I've come across a few evening markets - Monterey, CA, and Sonoma CA have some (funny, both of these are in the middle of big farming areas). One of the San Francisco ones is right in the business district, at the Ferry Building. There have been some attempts to coordinate among various markets, to have some open from 8-12 and others from 1-5 on the same day to let the farmers get exposure to more customers.

        1. re: tardigrade

          In my area there are afternoon and evening markets. One of my favs is Friday afternoon, 4-7 and perfect to hit on the way home from work. But doesn't open until May 1.

          1. re: tardigrade

            The one in monterey on alvarado st is where i shopped with my parents growing up!
            Spoiled me for life since its such an amazing farming community the produce is pristine and crazy cheap!

        2. re: FoodPopulist

          Me too. My DH goes without me. Now that we are retired I may start getting up and going.

        3. Because they are perceived as a female thing....doh! By a lot of guys. In the vein of the wife or girlfriend cooks the food. Me (guy) like them but it is done quickly. I am not into lingering there. Get those Brussels sprouts on a stalk etc....then out!

          1. SO won't even go to the regular market with me. I love the Farmer's Market and am often up at the crack of dawn on Sundays but the parking is insanity.

            1. ...snort

              That was hilarious. I wouldn't want to go to the farmers markets that are described in the link either. I loved the produce market when we lived in Louisiana, but it's not a traditional farmers market, and it's open every day but Sunday. No need to deal with the crowd as I just went early on weekdays. And they even had local produce frozen if I wanted big bags of frozen okra when it's out of season.

              I miss it.

              1. Once in a blue moon (well, not a blue moon - let say a great while) Mr Rat will go with me. He loves food, loves to cook and is bothered less by all the alterna/hippie things mentioned in the article than I am, probably, and since we are in NYC and don't drive parking is not an issue. Also we have multiple farmer's markets here and even the Union Square one is open several days a week, so less of a crush. But he's always worked nights, and now swing the last year so it's rare for him to be able to do anything like this during the day.